A 53-year-old female asked:
doc said if there's ligament/ tendon tear or rupture at ankle after sprain, i can't walk at all. since i can walk, it means strain. no need mri. true?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Paxton Daniel answered
38 years experience Radiology
Depends: If you are improving the tendon injury was probably mild and is healing. If you are not getting better after 3 months the tendon injury may be more severe. This still doesn't necessarily mean you need an MRI but may indicate more specific care of the injured area is required.
Answered on Jun 4, 2015
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